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What’s new in School

Will Lyman, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Comedy

As fall sets upon Blake, the opening of the school year drives forward an enthusiasm to discover new experiences and relationships. Among the excitement of the first week, came many shocks to the student body. Big Cups A dramatic increase in the size of the lunchroom cups sent many students into a spiral of fas...

Best shows on TV

Penelope Winton, Editor in Chief

October 3, 2017


Filed under Comedy

Comedy Central’s Broad City follows the lives of eclectic roommates Abbi and Ilana as they navigate their hectic lives in New York City. Dealing with seemingly trivial problems that range from fixing the AC to dropping bike locks down the sewer grate, executive producer Amy Poehler expertly grapples...

What your font says about you

What your font says about you

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


Filed under Comedy

Times New Roman – You are a classic. You’re on top of your school life and a late assignment is a foreign topic. You strive for excellence in all that you do. Arial – You’re a step below Times New Roman. Always in reaching distance of perfection but never to Times New Roman standards. Wingding...

Dear Barack

Dear Barack

Frieda Liston, Contributing Writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under Comedy

Dear Barack Obama,   Please come back to us.   There is much we must discuss Like national security And all the other obscurity.   We are sorry for what we might have done That could have possibly made you run, But we hope you are doing fine So you can come bac...

Firmly rejected headlines

Firmly rejected headlines

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017


Filed under Comedy

Who squeals louder, the pigs or the freshmen dissecting it?   The Bunion debates shutting down due to the use of Knock Knock jokes in assembly    Bold individuals decide that weather doesn’t rule them and wear shorts to school   Blake hero: watched every tv show, m...

Summer, A Social Construct

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016


Filed under Comedy

Show off those pale ashy legs with some timeless “Jorts” or classic Nike Athletic shorts. Shorts aren’t just for summer, and with Blake’s bipolar heating there is no reason not to take off those “leg prisons” (pants) and bring the summer to school.  Leis and Hawaiian shirts don’t...

Desperate measures necessary for students to avoid being tardy

William Lyman, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016


Filed under Comedy

You sprint up the steps leading into the school building. You throw open the doors and are met with the confused face of a freshman trying to figure out the code. The freshman starts to enter random numbers, hoping that someone will be kind enough to notice and let them in. It is 7:59am. You are supposed ...

Student body holds peanut revolution

Student body holds peanut revolution

William Lyman, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under Comedy

Following the announcement that Blake would go nut free this year, some students have started an illegal nut smuggling organization to fulfill their nutty needs and get the sustenance they desire. Many students sneak peanut butter bars in their backpacks or hide trail mix in their pockets for a snack later...

High school isn’t all sunshine and rainbows… or musicals

Sarina Dev, Staff Writer

September 28, 2016


Filed under Comedy

Dear Freshmen, Welcome to the Upper School. I’m sure a solid 50% of you were expecting something along the lines of High School Musical. But, no. I mean, sure,  at one point your stress level will be equivalent or even higher than Troy Bolton during his senior year trying to decide between baske...

Exotic vacations wear on Blake students

Exotic vacations wear on Blake students

Stuart Patterson, Editor Emeritus

April 28, 2016


Filed under Comedy

With the recent conclusion of spring break, an outbreak of exhaust from taking expensive and exotic vacations afflicted many Blake students according to recent sources. “I really just could not handle the like, 12 hour flight from here to London,” says Macy Andrews ‘17. The apparent lack of fo...

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